The 1st Album (Modern Talking album)

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The 1st Album
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Studio album by Modern Talking
Released 1 April 1985 (1985-04-01)
Recorded 1984
Genre Synth-pop
Length 39:40
Label Hansa
Producer Dieter Bohlen
Modern Talking chronology
The 1st Album
(1985)
Let's Talk About Love
(1985)
Singles from The 1st Album
  1. "You're My Heart, You're My Soul"
    Released: 1984
  2. "You Can Win If You Want"
    Released: 13 March 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The 1st Album is the debut studio album by German duo Modern Talking. It was released on 1 April 1985 by Hansa Records. The album peaked at number one in Germany on 27 May 1985, spending four weeks atop the chart and 18 weeks within the top 10.[2] It was eventually certified platinum by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI), denoting shipments in excess of 500,000 copies in Germany.[3]

Singles[edit]

The album spawned two singles. The lead single, "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", topped the charts in Germany (where it spent four weeks at the top), Austria, Switzerland and Belgium, while charting inside the top five in France, Norway and Sweden.[4] The second single, "You Can Win If You Want", reached number one in Germany and Austria, number two in Switzerland and Belgium, and the top 10 in France and the Netherlands.[5] Both singles attained gold sales status in Germany, having each sold over 250,000 units.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dieter Bohlen, except where noted.

  1. "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" – 5:36
  2. "You Can Win If You Want" – 3:55
  3. "There's Too Much Blue in Missing You" – 4:40
  4. "Diamonds Never Made a Lady" – 4:05
  5. "The Night Is Yours - The Night Is Mine" – 5:30
  6. "Do You Wanna" (lyrics: Bohlen, Mary Applegate) – 4:22
  7. "Lucky Guy" – 3:31
  8. "One in a Million" – 3:44
  9. "Bells of Paris" – 4:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Thomas Anders – lead vocals
  • Dieter Bohlen – arrangements, production
  • Fryderyk Gabowicz – artists photos
  • Manfred Vormstein – art direction, cover photo

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[3] Platinum 500,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] Gold 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1st Album". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Offiziellecharts.de – Modern Talking – The 1st Album" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking; 'The First Album')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 31 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Modern Talking – You're My Heart, You're My Soul". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Modern Talking – You Can Win If You Want". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 31 July 2018. 
  6. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 31 July 2018. 
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Modern Talking – The 1st Album" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Modern Talking – The 1st Album" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  9. ^ "European Top 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 2 no. 32. 12 August 1985. p. 14. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved 31 July 2018 – via American Radio History. 
  10. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Modern Talking – The 1st Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  12. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Modern Talking – The 1st Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Modern Talking – The 1st Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Jahreshitparade Alben 1985". austriancharts.at (in German). Retrieved 31 July 2018. 
  16. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1985". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 31 July 2018. 
  17. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts – 1985". Offizielle Deutsche Charts (in German). Retrieved 31 July 2018. 
  18. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 1985". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 31 July 2018. 
  19. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. p. 921. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved 31 July 2018. 

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